Drowning Prevention Week: Stormwater Safety
POSTED: Friday, May 3, 2013 - 7:51pm
UPDATED: Friday, May 3, 2013 - 9:49pm
El Paso, TX (KTSM) — If you've been watching News Channel 9 this week, you know it's Drowning Prevention Week. One thing El Paso parents need to be aware of is the dangers that stormwater drains pose. A few months ago two children had to be rescued after getting trapped in a stormwater drain.
Christina Montoya with El Paso Water Utilities and Ana Acosta with University Medical Center's Trauma Division shared some of the dangers on Newschannel 9 at six. Those dangers include broken glass, dangerous chemics, snakes, rats, and other animals. Also, children can drown in stormwater pipes during flash flooding.